The headlines in the news about health issues are disturbing these days. Recalls on pharmaceutical prescription drugs, and over-the-counter drugs; stories about cough medicine for children no longer being considered safe. You hear about eggs and other foods being recalled. We’re hearing more and more about antibiotic resistance and superbugs like MRSA. We have been bombarded with scary stories about swine flu and urged to get flu shots. New guidelines are being created for school lunches because we have an obesity epidemic.
If you read the news too much you could get seriously depressed. The news often seems to play on our fears and focus on the negative. Something else that I find unsettling is that stories on TV news programs are presented as news reports when they are actually promoting a prescription drug or medicine. Is it news or is it another commercial? The lines are getting blurred. And speaking of commercials, every other commercial is for a drug. I can’t help but laugh when they start the disclaimers, saying the drug may cause everything from seizures to death. Are you kidding me? I would have to be pretty desperate to take that drug.
Actually, I am currently not on any medication and I avoid over-the-counter meds, doctors and hospitals. They have a tendency to make you sick. I’m not kidding. My lifestyle is serving me very well in matters of health. I’m convinced that eating fresh healthy foods, and staying as far from drugs and medicines, fast food and processed foods as I can is keeping me very healthy. I live a very busy life but I don’t have any real exercise routine. When the snow is not covering the sidewalks, my husband and I like to go for walks. So I’m not perfect. I could lose 5 or 10 pounds and exercise more. But my belief is that you can build up your immune system by eating healthy food and go even further to cure many ailments by helping your body with nutrition.
Your body is powerful if you feed it properly. It cannot work well on bad food. Food can cleanse your body and give it everything it needs to fight and kill almost any harmful germs it comes into contact with. Germs are not the problem. Your immune system is. Strengthen your immune system and it will keep you healthy. Drugs usually weaken your immune system, which is your body’s best asset.